NetBackup™ Deployment Guide for Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) Cluster
- Introduction to NetBackup on AKS
- Deployment with environment operators
- About deployment with the environment operator
- Assessing cluster configuration before deployment
- Deploying NetBackup
- About primary server CR and media server CR
- Deploying MSDP Scaleout
- Monitoring NetBackup
- Monitoring MSDP Scaleout
- Managing the Load Balancer service
- Performing catalog backup and recovery
- Managing MSDP Scaleout
- Expanding existing data or catalog volumes
- MSDP Cloud backup and disaster recovery
- About MSDP Scaleout logging and troubleshooting
- About MSDP Scaleout maintenance
- Uninstalling MSDP Scaleout from AKS
- Appendix A. CR template
About NetBackup deployment on Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) cluster
NetBackup provides the product deployment solution on Azure Kubernetes Services cluster (AKS), in the Azure Cloud. The solution facilitates an orchestrated deployment of the NetBackup components on AKS.
You can deploy NetBackup on AKS for scaling the capacity of the NetBackup host to serve a large number of requests concurrently running on the NetBackup primary server at its peak performance capacity.
This guide provides you two distinct methods of deployment. The first and the recommended one is by using the environment operators. In this method, you can deploy the entire NetBackup environment with ease. You can deploy, one primary, and optionally, one media with one or more replicas, and one MSDP Scaleout with four to 16 replicas. The guide describes a very comprehensive method to deploy, configure, and remove the NetBackup components using the environment operators.
You can also go for a discrete deployment of the NetBackup components without using the environment operator. This method is not the recommended method of deployment.
Currently we support Azure Kubernetes Service.
About the guide
This guide contains the following sections:
Introduction to NetBackup and MSDP Scaleout - preparatory steps to ensure that your AKS cluster and hardware environment meet the deployment requirements.
Deploying with environment operators - deploy the entire NetBackup environment primary, media, and MSDP Scaleout servers together in a comprehensive way. This is the most recommended method of deployment.
Assessing cluster configuration before deployment - check the deployment environment to verify that the environment meets the requirements, before starting the primary server and media server deployments.
Deploying NetBackup - deploying NetBackup without the environment operator.
Deploying MSDP Scaleout - deploying MSDP Scaleout without the environment operator.
Monitoring NetBackup - monitor application health, view logs, expand storage volume and so on.
Monitoring MSDP Scaleout - monitor status, alerts, events, Azure container insights, and so on.
Configuring the Load Balancer service - configure the load balancer to access NetBackup from private IPs.
Performing catalog backup and recovery - how to back up the catalog and recover.
Configuring MSDP Scaleout - adding MSDP Scaleout engines and data volumes, disaster recovery, scaling and so on.
Maintaining MSDP Scaleout - running maintenance, logging, reinstalling the operator, and so on.
Uninstalling MSDP Scaleout from AKS - uninstall and cleanup the cluster and the operator.
Scenarios for troubleshooting.
The intended audience for this document includes backup, cloud, system administrators, and architects.
NetBackup deployment for AKS offers only English language support and it does not support OpsCenter.